European Parliament Cautions of Suggested Nicaraguan laws

An owner of the Beers Bank pub removes chairs and tables from the terrace of the bar at the end of the day in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Since bars in Brussels were forced to close as of Thursday for at least a month to deal with a massive surge in cases while restaurants were allowed to remain open, the big question on the streets is: when is a bar a bar and when is a bar a restaurant. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The settlement aims Nicaragua’s proposed overseas agent’s law along with a particular law against cybercrimes.

Additionally, it called for a delegation from the parliament to see Nicaragua ahead of the projected November 2021 elections. Ortega, in strength since 2007, is expected to run for a fourth successive term.

Government resistance groups in Nicaragua celebrated the settlement.

“The settlement is strong as it lays out the desperate demand for Ortega to reverse route to reestablish democratic order and recuperate freedoms,” explained Tamara D├ívila Rivas, manager of Blue and White National Unity, an opposition coalition.

Last month, Sandinista Front lawmakers introduced two bills. An individual would set prison penalties for utilizing online programs to spread false information or data that could increase alarm among individuals. Another attempt to track and control people who get funding from overseas, such as non-governmental organizations and people working for foreign media outlets, making them register as”foreign agents” and monitoring the money that they get.

Ortega earlier declared that the government was planning legislation that would enable life terms in prison for”hate crimes,” a term that the government has implemented to action by the resistance. Presently, Nicaragua’s greatest prison sentence is 30 decades. The European Parliament’s resolution also voiced opposition to this proposition.